Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place December 5. This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists

Gold  Judy Grinham
Great Britain (GBR)
Silver  Carin Cone
United States (USA)
Bronze  Margaret Edwards
Great Britain (GBR)

Results

Heats

Semifinals

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
Judy Grinham Great Britain 1:12.9 WR
Carin Cone United States 1:12.9 =WR
Margaret Edwards Great Britain 1:13.1
4 Helga Schmidt-Neuber Germany 1:13.4
5 Maureen Murphy United States 1:14.1
6 Julie Hoyle Great Britain 1:14.3
7 Sara Barber Canada 1:14.3
8 Gerganiya Beckitt Australia 1:14.7

Key: WR = World record

References

  • http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2009-10-30.